Solent Engineering has added to its range with a 1.25 tonne hauler that the company’s Dave Middleton says bridges a gap in the company’s already extensive range. Based in southern England, Solent Engineering has built up a solid reputation for the quality of its fishing hardware.
A snow crab gold rush is taking place in northern waters, as vessel operators scramble to establish licences and track records in this growing fishery.
Working in partnership with industry stakeholders from the inshore and processing sectors, BIM has announced that it is to officially launch a Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) for Ireland’s brown crab fishery. The aim is to improve sustainable operations within a fishery and to work towards MSC certification over a 3-5 year period.
CT international has recently developed the first on board steam cooker for snow crab and other shellfish. The steam cooker allows a more gentle processing of the crab, leaving more taste and texture in the meat. This ensures a higher quality product for end-users.
EU vessels have been authorised to fish for snow crab in the Barents Sea and Svalbard waters since 2013. Even though these vessels carry valid fishing licences, several have been arrested by the Norwegian authorities, who refuse to recognise the legitimate right of EU vessels to sustainably and legally operate in this area.
According to a statement by Norway’s Ministry of Fisheries, Norway is prepared to reach an agreement on snow crab fishing, while stating that Norway has an exclusive right to manage the fishery.
Trefjar has delivered a new Cleopatra to Finmark skipper and owner Per Birger Persen.
Norway’s Institute of Marine Research has recommended that not more than 1500 tonnes of male king crab should be caught in 2017 in the area between North Cape and the Russian border.
The annual open meeting on the management of Norway’s crab fishery was recently held in Vadsø. The meeting is part of the consultation process for the regulation of crab during 2017.
The new Executioner, built at the Chantier Naval Forillon yard at Gaspé in Quebec has started its fishing career by taking its snow crab quota.